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Indigenous risk impact screen and brief intervention project: screening instrument (2011)

Author

Queensland Health

Publisher

Northern Territory Department of Health

City

Darwin

Type

Checklist

 

Description

The Indigenous risk impact screen (IRIS) and brief intervention project: screening instrument is a culturally secure and validated screening tool that is designed to meet the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland and across Australia. This resource is used to assess alcohol and other drug use, and associated mental health issues in a culturally appropriate and timely manner.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health

When to use this resource

This resource is recommended as a culturally validated tool for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people identifying alcohol and other drug, and mental health issues. There is a set way of carrying out the assessment with this screening instrument, and this helps health professionals to identify and address any health risks in a timely and culturally sensitive way.

Contact details

Queensland Health
Coralie Ober
IRIS Program Director/Research Fellow
Ph: (07) 3837 5720
Mobile: 0408 437 493
Email: coralie_ober@health.qld.gov.au

Northern Territory Government
Department of Health
Alcohol and other drugs program
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2780

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Last updated: 2 June 2014
 
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